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Why Choose Canvas as Your Cocktail Bar Destination


If you’re seeking an unparalleled cocktail bar experience, look no further than Canvas in Bournemouth. Canvas is not just a bar; it’s a destination where every sip of your cocktail is an adventure and every evening becomes a cherished memory. Here’s why Canvas should be your top choice for a cocktail bar experience.


An Oasis of Flavors

Canvas prides itself on being a haven for cocktail connoisseurs and those simply looking to unwind in style. As you step into our inviting and stylish cocktail bar, you’re greeted by an extensive menu that boasts an array of cocktails carefully crafted to tantalize your taste buds. From classic concoctions to innovative blends, we offer a diverse range that caters to every palate. Our mixologists are true artisans, infusing passion and creativity into each creation.


The Canvas Vibe and Offerings

The ambience at Canvas is nothing short of exceptional. Our chic and contemporary decor sets the stage for an evening of sophistication and relaxation. As you settle into your seat, you’ll be enveloped by an atmosphere that effortlessly balances elegance and comfort. Whether you’re sharing cocktails with friends or having a romantic evening, Canvas provides the perfect backdrop.


But it’s not just the ambience that makes Canvas special; it’s our commitment to delivering a holistic experience. Our cocktail bar isn’t just about drinks; it’s about the memories you create. That’s why we host themed nights that transport you to different eras or cultures. From 1920s jazz nights to tropical luau parties, Canvas offers a diverse range of themed events that promise a night to remember.


Our Expert Mixologists

Behind the bar, you’ll find our team of expert mixologists who are dedicated to elevating your cocktail experience. They’re not just bartenders; they’re passionate artisans who approach mixology as a craft. They carefully select the freshest ingredients and employ innovative techniques to ensure that each cocktail is a masterpiece.


At Canvas, we’re not content with the ordinary. Our mixologists are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in cocktail creation. Expect surprises that awaken your senses and take you on a flavour journey you won’t find elsewhere. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a casual sipper, our mixologists will make you feel like a valued guest.


Savour the Flavors

At the heart of Canvas lies a commitment to delivering unforgettable flavours. Our cocktails aren’t just drinks; they’re expressions of artistry. We believe that a great cocktail should be an experience, and our mixologists pour their passion into every glass.


From the moment your chosen cocktail is expertly crafted and presented to you, you’ll embark on a sensory adventure. The infusion of flavours, the balance of ingredients, and the exquisite presentation make each sip a moment of pure delight. Whether you prefer the boldness of a classic Negroni or the tropical sweetness of a Pina Colada, Canvas has a cocktail to satisfy your cravings.


Unforgettable Nights

Canvas is more than just a cocktail bar; it’s a hub of entertainment and connection. Every night at Canvas promises something unique, whether it’s live music performances, DJ sets that get you grooving, or themed parties that transport you to another world. We’re dedicated to ensuring that your evenings with us are filled with laughter, dancing, and camaraderie.


Our themed nights are a testament to our commitment to making each visit memorable. From retro disco nights that make you want to boogie to reggae-infused beach parties that transport you to the Caribbean, there’s always something exciting happening at Canvas. Check our event calendar to stay updated on upcoming themed nights and special performances.


Guest Experiences

At Canvas, we believe that every guest’s unique experience tells a story. Here are glimpses of the memorable moments shared by some of our patrons:


1.) Celebrating Milestones

Many of our guests choose Canvas as their go-to destination for celebrating life’s milestones. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or personal achievement, Canvas sets the stage for unforgettable moments of joy and celebration.


2.) The Canvas Community

Canvas isn’t just a bar; it’s a community where strangers become friends. We’ve witnessed countless interactions and connections made over cocktails and shared laughter. It’s a place where you can meet new people and forge lasting relationships.


3.) Exploring Cocktail Creativity

Canvas is a haven for those with an adventurous palate. Our diverse cocktail menu offers an opportunity to explore new flavours and combinations. Guests often describe their visits as flavorful journeys that surprise and delight their taste buds.


4.) Themed Nights and Entertainment

Canvas’s themed nights and live entertainment have left a lasting impression on many. From themed parties that transport you to different eras to live music that gets you on the dance floor, Canvas offers a variety of entertainment experiences.


These are genuine aspects of the Canvas experience, as shared by our patrons. We celebrate the diversity of our guests and the unique moments they bring to our cocktail bar. Your visit to Canvas is an opportunity to be a part of this vibrant community and create your own memorable experience.


If you would like to see what our visitors think about Canvas, why not check out our Google Reviews?


How We Create A Memorable Cocktail Bar Experience at Canvas


Canvas is not just a cocktail bar; it’s a destination where the art of mixology meets the essence of ambience to craft unforgettable experiences. Here’s a glimpse into how we meticulously craft every element to ensure your visit to Canvas is nothing short of exceptional.


  • The Canvas Vibe and Offerings

The Canvas experience begins the moment you step through our doors. Our commitment to creating the perfect ambience is unwavering. The fusion of chic and contemporary decor sets the stage for an evening of sophistication and comfort. The dimly lit surroundings, plush seating, and carefully curated artwork evoke an inviting atmosphere that invites you to unwind and savour the moment. Canvas is home to a diverse array of cocktails that cater to every taste. From the classics that never go out of style to our own innovative creations, our cocktail menu is a testament to our dedication to the art of mixology. Crafted using premium spirits, fresh ingredients, and an imaginative touch, each cocktail is a work of art that tells its own story.


But what truly sets Canvas apart is the passion that goes into creating each cocktail. Our mixologists are more than bartenders; they are artists who take pride in their craft. They constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible, experimenting with new flavours and techniques to surprise and delight your palate.


  • Crafting Moments of Connection

At Canvas, we understand that a cocktail bar is not just a place to have a drink; it’s a place to create memories and connect with friends, old and new. Our layout and seating arrangements are designed to foster these moments of connection. Whether you’re sitting at the bar, lounging in a booth, or mingling in our open space, Canvas provides the perfect setting for socialising and bonding. Our themed nights are another way we create memorable experiences. From retro disco nights that transport you to the ’70s to tropical beach parties that evoke a sense of escapism, each themed night offers a unique journey. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a different world, let loose, and dance the night away.


  • Live Entertainment That Hits the Right Notes

Music is an integral part of the Canvas experience. Our live lounge hosts a variety of music acts, from up-and-coming local artists to internationally renowned performers. The intimate setting allows you to get up close and personal with the artists, creating a connection between the performer and the audience that’s truly special.


The music ranges from soulful acoustic performances to upbeat DJ sets that keep the dance floor alive. The diversity of our live entertainment ensures that there’s something for every music enthusiast, adding an extra layer of excitement to your evening at Canvas.


  • A Culinary Journey

To complement our cocktail offerings, we’ve curated a selection of delectable bites and sharing platters. Our culinary team takes inspiration from global cuisines to create dishes that perfectly complement your drink of choice. Whether it’s a light snack to accompany your cocktails or a full-fledged dining experience, Canvas offers a culinary journey that’s as diverse as our cocktails.


The Canvas Promise

What truly makes Canvas stand out is our unwavering commitment to ensuring that every visit is a memorable one. We view our cocktail bar as a canvas, and each night is a blank slate waiting to be painted with laughter, connection, and unforgettable moments.


In conclusion, Canvas is not just a cocktail bar; it’s a canvas of experiences waiting to be explored. From the ambience to the cocktails, the music to the culinary delights, every element is carefully crafted to create moments that linger in your memory. Join us at Canvas and let us paint your night with the vibrant colours of a truly memorable cocktail bar experience.


What We Do To Curate Unforgettable Cocktails


At Canvas, we view mixology as an art form, and every cocktail we craft is a masterpiece waiting to be savored. Our commitment to delivering unforgettable cocktails is at the heart of what makes Canvas a standout destination in the world of cocktail bars. Here’s an exclusive look into what we do to curate cocktails that leave a lasting impression.


  1. Premium Ingredients and Craftsmanship

The foundation of every exceptional cocktail lies in the quality of its ingredients. At Canvas, we leave no stone unturned in sourcing the finest spirits, fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. Each component is handpicked to ensure that only the best goes into our cocktails. It’s this dedication to using premium ingredients that elevates the taste and experience of every drink. Our mixologists are true craftsmen who approach their work with precision and passion. They understand that every cocktail tells a story, and they meticulously select the right ingredients and techniques to convey that narrative. From muddling herbs to infusing flavors, our mixologists have mastered the art of blending and balancing to create cocktails that are not just drinks but experiences.


  1. Innovation and Creativity

Canvas is a playground for mixological innovation. We believe in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of cocktails. Our team of mixologists is constantly experimenting with new flavour combinations, techniques, and presentations to surprise and delight our patrons. Innovation doesn’t mean abandoning the classics; it means reimagining them. Our cocktail menu features a blend of timeless classics and avant-garde creations. Whether you prefer a classic Old Fashioned or are eager to explore a signature Canvas creation, you’ll find a diverse range of options to satisfy your palate.


  1. Seasonal Specials and Limited Editions

To keep the experience fresh and exciting, we introduce seasonal specials and limited-edition cocktails throughout the year. These offerings take inspiration from the flavours and ingredients of the season, ensuring that there’s always something new to discover at Canvas. Our limited-edition cocktails are a testament to our commitment to exclusivity. These are carefully crafted creations that are available for a limited time, providing a unique opportunity for our guests to explore rare and exceptional flavours.


  1. Attention to Detail

Crafting an unforgettable cocktail is a meticulous process, and attention to detail is paramount. From the precise measurements of ingredients to the choice of glassware and garnishes, every element contributes to the final presentation and taste of the cocktail. We pay equal attention to the visual aspect of our cocktails. A beautifully presented drink not only enhances the overall experience but also serves as a feast for the eyes. At Canvas, we understand that a cocktail should be as pleasing to look at as it is to sip.


  1. Mixologist Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of our approach to mixology. Our mixologists often collaborate with each other, sharing ideas, techniques, and inspiration. This culture of collaboration ensures that fresh ideas are constantly flowing and that each mixologist brings their unique perspective to the craft. Additionally, we collaborate with local artisans and suppliers to source unique and bespoke ingredients that add a distinct character to some of our cocktails. These partnerships allow us to offer our patrons a taste of the extraordinary.


  1. Guest Feedback and Evolution

We believe that the Canvas experience is a collective endeavor. Guest feedback is invaluable to us, and we actively seek input from our patrons. Your feedback helps us refine our cocktails, develop new creations, and ensure that Canvas remains at the forefront of mixology innovation.


In conclusion, our commitment to curating unforgettable cocktails at Canvas goes beyond the ordinary. It’s a combination of premium ingredients, innovation, attention to detail, collaboration, and the desire to continually evolve. Join us at Canvas, and let our cocktails transport you to a world of flavour and creativity. It’s an experience that will redefine your expectations of a cocktail bar.


Why not check out our private hire page here to find out more?


Get In Touch To Experience Our Cocktail Bar


Open Friday and Saturday nights, we go loud and late every weekend.

Located in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter and known as “Bournemouth’s award-winning loft bar and live lounge” Canvas is the place to be. Our venue sports a huge emphasis on showcasing high-quality live acts and dynamic DJs. This, mixed with our award-winning bartenders, incredible cocktails and artisan décor, gives us our winning formula. Please use our contact form below if you want to book our Cocktail Bar

Get in touch. Canvas is calling. Take a look at our Google Reviews to see what our customers say about us.


Canvas is Bournemouth's exclusive Loft Bar & Live Lounge, known for its focus on top-tier live acts and DJs. With award-winning bartenders, exceptional cocktails, and artisan decor, it's the go-to place for a great night out. They're open on Friday and Saturday nights, offering late-night entertainment, and even free entry on Saturdays before 10:30 pm. Fridays feature intimate gigs with world-class artists in the Live Lounge, making Canvas the ultimate destination for weekend fun.



Canvas is Bournemouth's exclusive Loft Bar & Live Lounge, known for its focus on top-tier live acts and DJs. With award-winning bartenders, exceptional cocktails, and artisan decor, it's the go-to place for a great night out. They're open on Friday and Saturday nights, offering late-night entertainment, and even free entry on Saturdays before 10:30 pm. Fridays feature intimate gigs with world-class artists in the Live Lounge, making Canvas the ultimate destination for weekend fun.
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